We specialize exclusively in the chemical industry in China, providing

- Strategy Development
- Market Information
- M&A Target Search
- Trainings/Workshops
- R&D Optimization

Our clients profit from our in-depth knowledge. 

For more information contact Dr. Pflug:

Management Consulting – Chemicals Ltd.
M: Dr. Pflug
+86 136 8187 3992
Email: kai.pflug@mc-chemicals.com

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New on the Site

Mar 10, 2018: New paper giving an overview of the chemical industry in China

Nov 09, 2017: New paper on electric vehicles in China and the implications for the chemical industry

Oct 31, 2017: New paper on Industry 4.0 and chemicals

Aug 23, 2017: New paper on chemical parks in China and Europe

June 10, 2017: New paper on process optimization of Chinese chemical companies.

Apr 22, 2017: New paper on regulation as an opportunity for chemical companies in China. "Dial-a-cliche" (Morrissey)

Apr 08, 2017: New paper on chemical parks in China.

Mar 06, 2017: New paper on regulation of plastics additives in China . The last two papers can also be downloaded as one document here.

Feb 23, 2017: New paper on the consequences of changes in the Chinese automotive market for the plastics industry.

Jan 03, 2017: Ownership type is strongly correlated to economic success in China´s chemical industry - read more.

Nov 07, 2016: There are still opportunities even in commodity chemicals in China - some examples are given in a paper

Oct 21, 2016: Long interval between papers ... Here´s a new one on challenges and opportunities for specialty chemicals in China.

Jul 26, 2016: A German version of the mid-market paper was published in the CheManager.

Jul 10, 2016: Paper on China´s coatings mid market now also available in an English version

Jun 11, 2016: New papers on chemical distribution in China and on China´s coatings mid market (in German)

May 21: A rise of electric vehicles pushes some chemical segments but may also hurt selected others. Read about it.

May 07: New paper on an old topic: China´s Mid-Level Market for Chemicals

Apr 15: On Apr 28, MCC will provide a webinar for scientific publisher Elsevier on the topic "China´s New Five Year Plan and Its Impact on Chemical Innovation". Please check here if interested.

Apr 15: English version of paper on potential for cooperation between European and Chinese coatings producers available now. Slightly longer version here.

Apr 08: New paper on potential for cooperation between European and Chinese coatings producers - in German. English version to follow soon.

Mar 22: A new paper on the mid-market for coatings in China, written with Mr. Ed Barlow from TZMI.

Mar 08: A number of blog posts and white papers have been contributed by me to the Chemicals and Materials website of publisher Elsevier. Topics (with links) are China - The Future of Chemical R&D (Blog Post); Complexity as a Key Entry Barrier in the Chemical Industry (Blog Post); Invented in Shanghai? Chemical R&D in China (Blog Post; Chemical Regulation in China and Europe (White Paper); Regulation as a Driver of Innovation in China´s Chemical Industry (White Paper)

Feb 15: A new paper on the 13th Five-Year Plan and the chemical industry. In German, but send me a mail for an English translation.

Feb 07: The Industry News section had to be divided, now there is a separate section for older entries (before 2016). 

Nov 24: A new paper on how China is becoming an exporter for more and more chemicals.

Nov 6: A new paper on agrochemicals in China.

Nov 2: Two new papers on the importance of China for the global chemical industry - see the Knowledge section for download links.

Aug 21: New paper on M&A as a way for Chinese chemical companies to pursue growth

Aug 17: If you prefer to read about preferences of Chinese professionals regarding their employers in German, please do so here.

Aug 12: Another paper. Topic: Specialty chemicals in China. Don´t complain - nobody is forcing you to read all these things.

Aug 7: Another paper - what makes Chinese professionals prefer SOEs or MNCs as employers?

Jul 20: No news, just new papers. Chemical distribution and e-commerce.

Jul 6: New paper on the global importance of China´s chemical industry, with a flashy new term, the Chemical Quotient.

Jun 28: There have been more and more clients from India approaching MC Chemicals. Time for a paper.

Jun 2: Not really new on the site but MC Chemicals-related news: Dr. Pflug presented at the CESIO conference in Istanbul on June 2. Topic: China´s chemical industry.

May 29: Paper added on Intellectual Property in China's Chemical Industry

Apr 22: Another new paper, this time on Challenges and Opportunities for the Global Chemical Industry.

Apr 9: Not on this site but on that of ChemistryView: an interview on life as a chemical industry consultant etc. here. And many papers originally published in the CheManager here.

Mar 30: New paper on Coatings in China

Mar 23: Another new article, on knowledge management in the chemical industry in China

Jan 24: A bunch of new articles, e.g., on Wanhua and on shale gas and subsequent distribution issues. And of course lots of new items in the Industry News section.

Nov 21, 2014: Another paper, showing the contribution of the chemical industry to China´s present and future.

Nov 6, 2014: A new article is available here - it discusses the areas in which domestic chemical companies have the biggest improvement potential.

Nov 5, 2014: A more extended, more academic discussion of the relationship of ownership type and economic success in China´s chemical industry was published in the Journal of Business Chemistry and is available for download.

Oct 20, 2014: New paper on correlation between ownership type and profit/sales growth in China´s chemical industry available in the Knowledge section.

Oct 6, 2014: Took out the Discussion section due to lack of popular demand/participation. If you are interested in discussions related to the chemical industry in China, please join the LinkedIn group and post your entry there.

Sep 23, 2014: A new paper is available examining custom synthesis for pharma and agrochemical companies.

Sep 5, 2014: A new paper looks at the reasons why foreign chemical companies have had much lower sales growth in the past few years than private domestic companies.

Sep 2, 2014: Lots of new Industry News. The content of this section is now also available via a LinkedIn group.

Aug 21, 2014: A new paper on coal chemicals ("A preliminary evaluation") available for download in the Knowledge section. Scroll down long enough and you will find it.

Aug 18, 2014: Just a couple more news in the Industry News section. New paper on coal chemicals coming up shortly though.

Aug 7, 2014: Another article - on government influence on the chemical industry in China.

Aug 6, 2014: New article on attractive segments in China´s chemical industry just published in CCR and available here.

Aug 2, 2014: A new comment on overcapacity by Stephen Pask. Thanks, Stephen!

Jul 31, 2014: Many new entries in the news section.

Jul 21, 2014: New Knowledge Overview section allows quick access to papers on specific topics. 

Jul 18, 2014: Lots of interesting new developments relevant for the chemical industry in China added in the news section.

Jul 17, 2014: Sections on client references and cooperation partners added to the site.

Jul 15, 2014: Several bits added in the Industry News section. Also, some  more photos and pictures added as some visitors remarked the site was not colorful enough. 

Jul 12, 2014: Some interesting information added to the Industry News section - see here.

Jul 11, 2014: Paul Cherry of Officium contributed a thorough statement on coal chemicals, to be found in the Discussion section. Thanks, Paul!

Jul 10, 2014: The menu has been simplified - the "Discussion" section is now a part of the new "China Chemical Industry" Section. In this section, a subsection "Industry News" has been added. It features selected recent developments in the Chinese Chemical Industry with a short comment on their relevance by MCC.

July 9, 2014: After a slow start in the "Discussion" section, some opinions added by MCC - hopefully just a starting point for others to join in.

July 4, 2014: Article "The Strategy Development Process in Chemical Companies in China" (China Chemical Reporter 2014) added in Knowledge section.

July 3, 2014: A "Discussion" section has been added. This section contains chemical industry related topics for debate. You are welcome to contribute your opinion.

June 30, 2014: A "Knowledge" section with links and downloads for about 60 papers has been added. Most of them cover the chemical industry in China, though some are on general chemical industry topics. More articles to be added soon.